Now adays, what's old is new again – especially when it comes to real estate. Instead of tearing down, horse barns become family homes and hospitals find new life as hotels. But rarely in Manhattan do you find a converted home as dramatic as this one: a Romanesque Revival church turned boutique condominium.
You'd never guess that behind the façade of the 1860s-built Methodist church is a series of ultramodern, state-of-the-art apartments. The most impressive of the lot, perhaps, is the West Village building's penthouse duplex.
With two stories – a rarity, as any Manhattanite knows – three bedrooms, and a 500-square-foot, lushly planted terrace, there's more than ample living space. British hunk and leading man, Jude Law, thought so, too. reports that the actor rented the apartment during a stint on Broadway back in 2009.
Now, the grandiose, 3,500-square-foot apartment is , meaning you, too, can live like a Hollywood star (or priest, your choice). Well, if you have $12.495 million to spare, that is.
Noteworthy details include 20-foot high ceilings on the upper floor, original stained glass windows, media room, and floating staircase. Yes, floating.
The home was last sold in 2009 for $6.3 million, but with the possibility of Law's DNA still lingering somewhere in the penthouse, the nearly doubled asking price seems appropriate.
Tour more of the West Village apartment below.